Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Alien Encyclopedia is a body of work that analyzes, expands, redefines, and leverages the definition of “alien” as both problematic and an avenue of possibility. By mapping the word “alien” as a fragmented play of alternatives, I translate the lessons derived from this exploration into a maker’s lexicon. I use “alien” to frame my identity, as a prompt to ground my projects, a factor to interrupt existing typography and to spark questions, a generative tool to explore the interpolation between the familiar and unfamiliar, and to incite new solutions and actions to solve the problems we are facing now. Alien Encyclopedia provides a new communication framework from the ‘outside’ to harness and enhance the ways in which we enact our humanity.
Guo, Zengqi, "Alien Encyclopedia" (2022). Masters Theses. 829.
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